POSTED: Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 7:04am
HAMMOND, LA — Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards proudly presents the 2012 Reserve Academy Graduates.
These graduates have successfully completed approximately 270 hours of training, mirroring the training required to be a Uniform Patrol Deputy. The Reserve Program is strictly a voluntary, unlike any other volunteer program. To become a Reserve Deputy, it requires a commitment form that individual as well as their families. “To complete the 6 month academy takes hard work and dedication. With the program being voluntary, partnered with them having to complete the course while manage their everyday lives, I am proud to say that each of these cadets is graduating with excellence.” states Lt. Steven Redmond.
Reserve Deputies are utilized in nearly all Police and Sheriff's agencies to supplement law enforcement manpower. Like regular officers, reserve deputies are professionally trained and duly sworn law enforcement personnel. In most cases, reserves are assigned to the same duties as regular officers.
Our Reserve Unit is comprised of individuals that want to contribute to the safety and well-being of their community as well as those who work in law enforcement. “In 2011, our Reserve Deputies contributed over 15,000 hours of community service in our Parish.” states Edwards.
Pictured from Left to right:
- Damieon Tanner, Ponchatoula PD
- Allen Busby, Ponchatoula PD
- Richard Davidson, Ponchatoula PD
- Alissa Cannon, TPSO
- Ethan Dunn, TPSO
- LT. Steven C. Redmond, TPSO
- Wilson “Peewee” Gatlin, TPSO
- Timothy Hurley, TPSO
- Justin Kelley, TPSO
- Todd Bankston, TPSO
- Adam Rudolph, TPSO
- Billy Gross, TPSO
- James Stilley, TPSO